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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sweetness for the soul ...


'Kind words are like honey - sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.' .... this thought from Proverbs is why I started blogging. Fifteen months on, I still feel the same. I believe that a kind word  has the potential to bring healing and wholeness to a weary soul. That it can open up the heart and soothe the soul. 

Pleasant, kind and gracious words are sweet, delicious and delightful. They embrace, console, relieve and heal. Intentional words of grace, hope and purpose are food for the inner part of us, giving life sustaining energy to our core. These kind of words have creative power and can change mindsets, bring hope and give new direction. The body requires energy to function and grow and it is sugar  that provides this energy to the body. Without this energy our body becomes listless and lethargic. So to our soul without the sweetness of life giving words becomes silent and despondent. It fails to thrive…..we fail to rise.

Intentional means to purpose and plan concentrated and deliberate attention. With this thought in mind I want to ensure that my words are intentional and that I extend words that grow (put out shoots) into the very heart and soul of those in my world. 

A healthy soul needs to be fed invigorating and refreshing words in order for it to successfully prosper and grow. As parents we are required to feed life-sustaining words into the very heart and soul of our children. As spouses we can grow the heart and soul of our loved one through a concentrated, deliberate and gracious word. As a friend we can purpose to offer heart and soul words into our relationships. 

I want to make sure my words are:
Pleasant – satisfying, agreeable and enjoyable.
Kind – indulgent, considerate and helpful.
Gracious – benevolent, courteous, merciful and compassionate.

What intentional message will you give today? 
How are you generous with your words?

This is why I post here.

destined, devoted, daring

9 'heart 2 hearts'…heartfelt comments here.:

Shanda said...

Thank you for this. I try to make my words be full of grace and encouragement. But the word that impressed me in your post was 'intentional'. I need to really think before I speak and concentrate on being intentional

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi there. This is a beautiful post. I have been blogging since march and everything you say here I have experienced. Gracious comments, encouraging comments, humorous comments, loving comments mostly from strangers, women I've never met. I so appreciate them and that is what i want to sow as well. Like Shanda above, I am also drawn to what you said about being intentional. The thing is with commmenting on blogs, I take the time to say something that I hope will encourage. I need to be intentional in my 'real' life too.
Great post
God bless
Tracy

Denise said...

Lovely thoughts! When we seek to bring out the best in others with our encouraging words, they will give us the best that they have. We influence others with our thoughts, actions, and words. :) What a wonderful message for our daily walk! :)

Courtney said...

What a great reminder for all of our words, all the time. Thank you!

Amy Sullivan said...

Clicked over because I wanted to see what was behind those sweet suckers!

Wordsare something I struggle with because if I think it, too often it comes flying out of my mouth. I need work on this for sure!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Yes, our words matter. Kindess is a sweet goal.

Fondly,
Glenda

Anna said...

Being intentional about what is spoken is a wonderful reminder for me. This is a beautiful post and blog. Found you through Soli Deo Gloria.

Jen said...

Such a good reminder of how God intends us to love each other. I want to be intentional in how I encourage and love...every day.

Lisa said...

Such a great post! I could tell you how I was NOT any of these things. BUT! I pray that I will be all of these things today and tonight and my 5 year old daughter asks me how to spell this and that and I type trying not to lose patients. AND so this post tells me the best way to handle this is turning off the computer and reading my little daughter a bed time story. THANKS! for a great post of gentleness and reminders.

AND By the way ~ I know how to make cake pops! :)

Lisa

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Thanks for sharing, kind words are sunshine to the soul!

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